- PhD student Lucy Corcoran and her supervisor Dr. Conor McGuckin presented a paper entitled Coping with Cyberbullying: An Irish perspective at the international conference: Bullying and cyberbullying: The interface between science and practice at the University of Vienna in October. The conference was the last in connection with the COST Action ISO801 funded project on Cyberbullying.
- Trinity School of Education beams to Carlow >>>Read More [PDF]
- Dr. Aidan Seery has been invited to give a guest lecture by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Ireland on the theme of ‘Should Higher Education respond to the Demands of Commerce?’ The event will take place on October 10th at the Chamber’s chambers in Dublin 2
- Dr Stephen James Minton will give an invited paper on ‘Psychological Perspectives on the Bullying of Minorities’ to the ‘Conference on Children’s Rights to Psychosocial Health’ to be held at the University of Tromsø, Norway, on Friday, 12th October 2012. >>>Read More
- Dr Stephen James Minton, along with Co. Cllr. Rose Conway-Walsh and Dr Tony Bates, will give an invited address to the Dáil Éireann All-Party Mental Health Group on bullying amongst young people on Wednesday, 17th October, 2012. This will include a presentation on the ‘Erris Anti-Bullying Initiative’ that was recently successfully developed and implemented by Dr Minton, Ms Conway-Walsh and the Erris community in Co. Mayo (www.iorraslecheile.ie).
- Farewells and welcomes - As the Michaelmas teaching term begins we bid farewell to two staff members of the School of Education who have just retired. Dr. Philip Matthews and Dr. Helen O' Sullivan. We welcome at the same time a new Associate Professor in Science Education in the person of Dr. Colette Murphy. Also joining us in the field of Special Education is Ms. Paula Flynn. >>>Read More [PDF]
- The 'European School Heads Association' has taken the opportunity to reproduce the article 'Listening, Learning, Leadership...and the I'm Me Programme' for their online magazine based on research conducted by Paula Flynn as part of her doctoral studies. The article was first submitted by Paula with Michael Shevlin and Anne Lodge to the NAPD Executive Report which was published in May 2012. Details of the publication can be accessed at here.
- Research Lunch Time Seminar took place on 27th September, presented by Dr Stephen James Minton. Title: Social Cognition, Genocide and the Sioux-Cheyenne Campaign (1863 - 1890) [PDF]
- A National Music Education Conference which addressed issues influencing the inclusion and participation of Ireland’s children and young people in music took place on Wednesday, September 26th, at Trinity College Dublin. Organised by a coalition of partners – Music Generation, St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Mary Immaculate College Limerick, Trinity College Dublin and Irish Music Education – the aim of the conference was to understand how we can increase inclusion in music education in our society so that all children and young people benefit from quality music education. The conference brought together a range of expertise from a variety of backgrounds including practitioners, researchers, performers, education managers and policy makers working in all types of music such as community opera, online traditional music, jazz or classical.
- ECER is the largest conference on educational research in Europe and was held this year in Cadiz, Spain. Three members of the School of Education presented papers at conference: Dr. Damien Murchan, Mr. Keith Johnston, Dr. Aidan Seery and Dr. Michael Shevlin. Keith Johnston and Damien Murchan’s paper was entitled ‘Enacting Key Skills-based Curricula in Secondary Education: Lessons from a Technology-mediated, Group-based Learning Initiative’ and discusses aspects of the Bridge21 initiative. Aidan Seery’s paper [co-authored with Andrew Loxley] carries the title ‘Of Measures & Metrics – A Žižekian influenced exploration of the impact of accountability regimes on academic subjectivity in Irish higher education’ and was delivered in the Higher Education division of the conference. The conference took place from September 18th to 21st.
- Arts Education Research Group in Trinity College Dublin, in partnership with the Arts Council and Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts, are seeking an experienced candidate to undertake a literature review of Evaluation of Participative and Collaborative Arts in Social and Community Contexts. For further information >>>Read More [PDF]
- Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan gave the opening address to College and University Career Advisors who held a CPD day in Trinity College on Sept. 12th, which was organised by the Association of Higher Education Career Services. Dr. O'Sullivan and Elizabeth Fleeton also presented delegates with an overview of the PDE programme in Trinity College, and Ph.D student Ms. Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin presented a graduate view of the P.D.Ed in Trinity College.
- Professor Michael James Grenfell has been invited to give a Keynote Lecture on 'Teacher Education' at the Annual Conference of the Society for Educational Studies in London on the 15th November 2012.
- Dr. Carmel O’Sullivan has assumed the post of Registrar in the School of Education for the coming year, replacing Dr. Ann Devitt who is on maternity leave this term. This post entails responsibility for the Professional Diploma in Education (PDE) programme which will be under review this coming year in preparation for the anticipated re-structuring in 2014-15.
- Dr. O'Sullivan will be presenting an intensive educational course on creativity and active learning in the classroom for early years teachers in Beijing from Sept. 17th to 25th. Dr. O'Sullivan has been invited to work with colleagues from relevant drama in education organisations in China, such as Drama Rainbow in Beijing and the Shanghai Theatre Academy, and also with Ministry of Education officials.
- Paula Flynn, Dr. Michael Shevlin and Dr. Anne Lodge contributed a chapter to Routledge International Companion to Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties published August 2012. The chapter is entitled 'Pupil Voice and Participation: Empowering Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties' and based on data and analysis from Paula's doctoral research.>>>Read More [PDF]
- The School of Education features in the top 100 QS World University Subject Rankings.>>>Read More [PDF]
- We are pleased to announce that Dr. Andrew Loxley has been appointed to the editorial board of the British Sociological Association's journal Sociological Research Online.
- Three doctoral students of the School of Education were commenced at the final session of Summer Commencements on Friday June 29th: Dr. Frank Cullen, D.Ed., Dr. Brendan McMahon, D.Ed., and Dr. John-Paul Sheridan, Ph.D.
- Dr. John Walsh has been invited to act as moderator for a panel session within the careers programme of the European Science Open Forum (ESOF 2012). >>> Read more[PDF]
- Drama Summer School 2nd - 18th July. >>>Read More [PDF]
- The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., officially launched the newly established Arts Education Research Group, which is based in Trinity College’s School of Education. The launch took place in the Neil Hoey Theatre in the Long Room Hub, and was attended by representatives from many arts and education organisations in Ireland, including the Arts Council, IMMA, the National Gallery of Ireland, the DES, the Teacher Unions, the NCCA, Poetry Ireland, the Royal Irish Academy, the Conservatoire of Music in DIT, and a number of prominent artists, teachers, scholars and academics from both within Trinity and beyond who have an interest in the area of arts and education.>>>Read More
- Ludovic Highman, Ph.D. student wrote an article 'Brave New University: Fuelling the Knowledge Economy Society' which was accepted and published in the annual Trinity College Dublin Journal of Postgraduate Research, Vol.X1, who select the ten best articles college wide. The launch of the Journal took place with a panel of four, headed by Senator David Norris to judge the presentation of each contributor.
- The School of Education hosted the third annual Postgraduate Research Conference, entitled “Now That’s What I Call Educational Research: 3” on Saturday, the 9th of June. The day was organised by a postgraduate research committee, chaired by Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, and the sessions were chaired by final-year PhD candidates.>>> Read More
- Dr. Ann Devitt, Ms. Marita Kerin and Dr. Helen O'Sullivan presented at the 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference at and 6th NAIRTL annual Conference Threshold Concepts June 28 -29th 2012. >>>Read More [PDF]
- Paula Flynn and Dr. Michael Shevlin discuss pupil voice research conducted with students identified with Emotional and /or Behavioural Difficulties in mainstream Post-Primary education. The article was published in the May-June edition of the NAPD Executive Report (7) [PDF] .
- Research Lunch Time Seminar takes place on Thursday 3rd May 2012 in Room 3105, Arts Block. Presented by Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan, Dr. David Delaney TCD and Dr. Lorraine Boran DCU. Title - 'Executive Function, Creativity and Social Attribution Abilities in Autism. >>>Read More [PDF]
- Drs. Andrew Loxley, Aidan Seery and John Walsh have been commissioned to edit a new book from Palgrave-Macmillan entitled: ‘Higher Education in Ireland: Practices, Policies and Possibilities’.The volume will contain contributions from a number of academics both within the School of Education and more broadly in Irish higher education. It will also feature a contribution from Professor Sir Peter Scott of the Institute of Education, University of London. The volume is due for publication in 2013.
- Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain, Ph.D. student, attended the EERA Spring School on 'Strengthening the value of curriculum research for curriculum policies and practices' at the University of Porto, Portugal, where she gave a paper on curriculum reform in mathematics in Ireland. Aoibhinn was the only Irish delegate chosen in competitive selection.
- Dr. Conor Mc Guckin presented at the World Conference On Psychology, Counselling and Guidance (WCPCG-2012) in Izmir in Turkey.
- Many congratulations to Genevieve Murray, one of the School’s Postgraduate researchers, who will be presenting her paper, ‘Teacher-on-teacher workplace bullying: An in-depth study in post-primary schools in Ireland’, at the ‘8th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment’, which will be held at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark on June 13 - 15, 2012. >>>Read More [PDF]
- Lunch time Research Seminar Series Thursday 31st May, presented by Prof. Michael Grenfell. Title: 'French Catholic Intellectual Dissent, Education, and the Modern State'.
- The IES Research Conference 'Examining theory and practice in inclusive education' recently hosted a one-day conference in Trinity College. For further details >>>read more[PDF]. The conference also saw the launch of a major new research group specialising in Psychology of Education. The group brings together researchers, students and practioners from a broad range of strands within the discipline. Its members express their overarching aim as 'translating psychological theories and research into policy and practice'. In particular, its specialisms include Special Education Needs, Aggression Studies, Educational Guidance and Counseling, Prejudice and Self - Esteem. These areas will form a focus for research projects, publications and events over the coming years. The core team is made up of Dr. Conor Mc Guckin and Dr. Stephen James Minton and presently operates from within our Inclusion in Education and Society Research Grouping led by Dr. Michael Shevlin.
- A seminar on the National Strategy for Higher Education (Hunt Report), hosted by Cultures Academic Values and Education Research Group (CAVE) takes place in the Sutherland Centre Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS), Arts Building on 19th April.>>>Read More [PDF]
- Congratulations to John-Paul Sheridan, another successful Ph.D. candidate from the School of Education, who passed his viva examination. His thesis was based on the 'religious identity of beginning Primary School teachers'. His supervisor was Dr. Aidan Seery and he was examined by Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan and Prof. Bob Davis of the University of Glasgow.
- Drs. Andrew Loxley and Aidan Seery presented a paper entitled: “’We are the rump who do not do the cool things’: A Foucaultian/Žižekian influenced exploration of the impact of accountability regimes on academic subjectivity in Irish higher education” at the British Sociological Association conference at the University of Leeds last Thursday, April 12th. Papers were also read at the Educational Studies Association Conference in Cork before Easter by Drs. Ann Devitt, Damien Murchan, Ms. Marita Kerin and Keith Johnston of the School.
- A special School of Education seminar - An informal discussion 'On language in Education' hosted by the Language in Education Group on Wednesday 21st March from 2:00 - 5:00pm in Room 3098 Arts Block.>>>More
- Dr. David Limond has contributed a chapter entitled "The gods of the market tumble: Against neo-liberalism, for intellectualism and towards new universities in Ireland" and Dr.Aidan Seery has written a chapter on knowledge and the university in the recently published 'Degrees of Nonsense: The Demise of the University in Ireland' which was edited by Dr. Brendan Walsh of DCU.>>>More
- The Arts Education Research Group are conducting a series of lunch-time concerts as part of an Arts Pedagogy research action. It is anticipated that this will result in a Performance Pedagogy unit which will be incorporated in the undergraduate Bachelor in Music Education degree programme. Representatives from all four year group-year will have presented a concert by the end of the series.>>>More
- Research Lunch Time seminar will take place on Thursday 29th March 2012 in Room 3105, Arts Block. Title: Think - Aloud Protocols: 'Food for Thought'? Presented by Ozgi Razi.>>>More
- Dr. Andrew Loxley, Prof. Michael Grenfell and Dr. Aidan Seery have been invited to edit a special edition of the International Journal of Research and Method in Education focusing on the teaching and learning of research methodology. >>>More
- Congratulations to Karen Ni Bhroin, a Junior Sophister B. Mus Ed. student, who won the Senior Clarinet Competition at the 2012 Feis Ceoil.
- Dr. Stephen James Minton has been appointed External Examiner at Liverpool John Moor's University, for their B.A. (Hons). In Business with Psychology programme.
- Dr. Ann Devitt and Professor Michael Grenfell will be attending a Conference of the American Educational Research Association in Vancouver in April. Prof. Grenfell will be presenting a paper in a Symposium on Classroom Language Ethnography and New Literacy Studies and Dr. Ann Devitt's paper is entitled 'A New Apprenticeship in Language Teacher Education'.
- Dr. Devitt will also be on a study visit to Prof. David Pearson's project Seeds of Science / Roots of Reading programme at the Graduate School of Education, University of California Berkeley, USA.
- Dr. Stephen James Minton's publication of 'Using Psychology in the Classroom' had just been published.
- Dr. Conor Mc Guckin warmly welcomes Guidance Counsellors from Finland to Ireland and the School of Education. Pekka Visuri, Kim Karlsson, Vesa Kostamo, Pasi Frilander, Jaana Myyrylainen, and Sirpa Komsi will visit the School of Education on Tuesday 13th March to find out about research informed work that takes place in relation to the Schools highly regarded Masters programme in Education Guidance and Counselling. This study visit is led by Hilary Lynch (Euroguidance National Co-ordinator with the National Centre for Guidance in Education [www.ncge.ie]) and Mary Quirke (Assistant Director of the Association for Higher Education Access & Disability: AHEAD: www.ahead.ie). In particular, the delegation will discuss issues relating to disability, psychometric assessment, and guidance within education.
- Occasional Papers from the School of Education has been developed to showcase work in progress, work not submitted for peer-review publication, or early work in the School of Education. We hope to add regularly to the section so that readers can see, in more depth, some samples of the writing of both staff and postgraduate students.
- Congratulations to Dr. Conor Mc Guckin who has been recognised by The Psychology Society Society of Ireland for his work promoting the Division of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology.
- Research Lunch Time seminar will take place on Thursday 23rd. February 2012. Title: 'Mark My Words' - exploring meaning using corpus analysis as a research method. Presented by Helen Doherty.>>>More
- Michael Barron, a postgraduate researcher, has been invited to speak at the Social and Political Review Forum, in the Historical Society Conversation Room in the GMB on Tuesday 24th January 2012. Michael, who is the CEO of Belong To Youth Services, will be speaking on the subject of LBGT activism, which is the focus of his doctoral studies. The title for the forum is 'Changing Ireland; Shaping our Future', and there are three other panelists.
- Legendary singer-songwriter Ralph Mc Tell popped into the School of Education on the 6th of January to discuss one of our forthcoming seminars on artistic biography in which he is appearing. The event is planned for later this year and will include an interview about Ralph's personal background. He will also perform some of his most biographical songs.
- Dr. Andrew Loxley has been awarded a grant from the Arts and Social Sciences Benefaction Fund to support his study entitled the Retention, Progression and Persistance in University Settings: A Study of Postgraduate Research Student Experiences.
- Dr. Stephen James Minton was awarded a grant from Trinity College's Arts and Social Sciences Benefaction Fund to assist with his research into the incidence and typology of, and attitudes towards bullying behaviour in primary schools in Skopje, Macedonia. This research will be the first of its kind to be conducted in Macedonia since 2001, and the most extensive yet conducted in the region of the former Yugoslavia.
- Dr. Andrew Loxley and Dr. John Walsh gave a briefing on 'The implementation of the National Strategy on Higher Education: An Irish solution to an Irish problem?' to a meeting of the advisory council of the Teachers' Union of Ireland, on Wednesday 7th December in the Gresham Hotel. The presentation considered a number of key issues for the future development of higher education, including the Hunt report's proposals for clusters, mergers and inter-institutional alliances, as well as the strategic dialogue recently launched by the HEA.
- 'Taking an Interest: On the Politics of Inequalities and Stratification'. An invited keynote paper to given by Professor Michael Grenfell at the conference on "Inequalities, Stratification and Lifestyles', University of Amiens, France, December 2011.
- Dr. Aidan Seery gave a paper entitled “Hype hiding the Void”- Žižek on Žižek” at the British Sociological Association Auto|biography Study Group Conference at the British Library, London on December 16th.
- Just published is 2nd Edition of 'Responding to Special Educational Needs' by Dr. Michael Shevlin and Sean Griffin. >>>More
- Research Lunch Time seminar will take place on Thursday 15th December 2011. Title: 'CS Peirce and Children's Inquiry'. Presented by Karin Bacon. >>>More
- Winner of the SAGE Bursary at ECER 2011 announced. SAGE the world's leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced the SAGE Bursary at this year's European Research (ECER) in Berlin. It was awarded to Dr Ekaterina Kozina, who was a recent Ph.D graduate from the School of Education.>>>More
- 'Profiling Language Teacher Education in Europe: From Theory to Policy and Practice'. An invited keynote paper given by Professor Michael Grenfell at the European Conference on Language Teacher Education, University of Salzburg, Austria, November 2011.
- The SCoTENS book on 'Disablist Bullying'is now published and was formally launched at the SCoTENS conference. Dr. Conor Mc Guckin, School of Education, Trinity College and Dr. Noel Purdy, Stranmillis University College, Belfast have launched a report on 'Disablist Bullying'. They both will be presenting a lunch time seminar on the report in the School of Education, 24th November.
- Sharing Best Practice in Prevention and Intervention of Bullying discussed at Trinity Conference. This is an important One Day Conference introducing New Global Practices in Prevention and Intervention in the area of School Bullying for schools, Teachers and Parents, featuring Internationally renowned experts in the field of aggression studies in Education. >>>More
- Professor Parveen Kumar was conferred with a Doctor in Education (D.Ed). She studied medicine in the UK and spent most of her working life in the British NHS in the North and East End of London. Her research is in the area of small bowel disorders and coeliac disease, in which she is an international expert, but she is known first and foremost as a committed and distinguished medical educator. Professor Kumar has authored the mandatory textbook for Trinity’s medical students and is a household name for generations of medical graduates in Ireland and a powerful role model within the profession. She has been President of the British Medical Association and Chairman of the Medicine Commission UK.>>>More
- Dr. Conor Mc Guckin will be welcoming colleagues from across the world who will be at TCD for a COST Action ISO801 meeting. The Action is exploring 'Cyberbullying: coping with negative and enhancing positive uses of new technologies, in relationships in educational settings'. In particular, Dr. Mc Guckin will be welcoming his colleagues who are working with him on the particular issue of coping strategies (personal, family, and school level).
- Research Lunch Time seminar will take place on Thursday 24th November. Title: 'Disablist Bullying: An Investigation of student teachers' knowledge and confidence'. Presented by Dr. Conor Mc Guckin, Trinity College and Dr. Noel Purdy, Stranmillis College.>>>More
- Just published 'Language, Ethnography, and Education' by Professor Michael Grenfell, Head of School.>>>More
- November's issue of InTouch magazine features an article by Dr. Stephen James Minton on Cyber-bullying and its implications for primary schools.>>>More
- Research Lunch Time Seminar will take place on Thursday 27th October. Title: Learning to Order?: The Dilemma of Teacher Professional Development. Presented by Dr. Helen O'Sullivan and Dr. Barbara McConnell & Dr. Dorothy McMillan, Stranmillis College.>>>More
- Ph.D. student Ms Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain has been awarded one of three prestigious Ussher studentships in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The award comes with three years of free fees and an annual stripend of 16,000 euro. Ms. Ni Shuilleabhain will conduct research on the reception of 'Project Maths' in schools amongst staff and students. Her Ph.D. supervisor is Dr. Aidan Seery.
- Maths Week 15-20th October 2011. Aoibhinn believes learning maths is a vital part of our lives....and it can be great fun! Evening Herald, Monday 17th October - 'I was a failure until my eureka moment'.
- Create and Voluntary Arts Ireland Symposium. Professor Michael Grenfell and Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan presented the symposium 'Arts and Civil Society' at the Triskel Arts Centre, Co. Cork.>>>More
- School of Education Ph.D student John-Paul Sheridan has been selected to present a paper at the conference, 'Radical Emancipation: Confronting the Challenge of Secularism' at the centre for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notra Dame, Indiana, United States on November 11th and 12th. John-Paul will be presenting on ' Secularisation and the Religious Identity of Irish Primary School Student Teachers'.
- Dr. Conor Mc Guckin was an invited guest at the launch of the 'National Forum on Guidance - Lifelong Guidance: Working Together' on Monday 17th October 2011. The forum was officially launched by Mr. Ciaran Cannon TD, Ministr of State for Training and Skills.
- October's issue of InTouch magazine features two M.Ed graduates from the School of Education; Brian Mc Dermott and Mary Parsons who are co-authors with Dr. Helen O'Sullivan of an article titled on 'School as a Professional Learning Community' which was the focus of the INTO Education Conference of 2011. Dr. Helen O'Sullivan coordinates the M.Ed specialism in Educational Leadership and Management in the School of Education.>>>More
- Dr. Conor Mc Guckin was interviewed by the 'Korea Educational Broadcasting System' for a programme that they have commissioned about the role of Guidance and Counselling in Irish schools. The programme makers also spoke with students on the M.Ed. Educational Guidance and Counselling programme and filmed a teaching session.
- Dr. Stephen Minton (via the School of Education's Psychology of Education research grouping), Sylvia Lancaster of The Sophie Lancaster Foundation and Rose Conway-Walsh of the Erris Community Project are currently investigating collaboration opportunities in research on alterophobia and alterophobic aggression in the near future. Dr. Minton has arranged a visit for Sylvia Lancaster of the UK charity, the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. Sylvia Lancaster will be presenting a seminar entitled 'Stop - Words Can Hurt: Addressing prejudice and violence amongst young people in schools' and society' in the School of Education on Thursday 6th October 2011.>>>More
- The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) takes place in Berlin from September 13th -16th. Researchers from the School of Education are presenting two papers at conference: on reflective practice [Dr. Ann Devitt, Ms. Marita Kerin, Ms. Elizabeth Oldham] and on the Catholic Workers' College Dublin 1951-1965 [Drs. Andrey Loxley, Aidan Seery with the assistance of Dr. David Limond]. Also, Dr. Helen O'Sullivan is presenting a paper on factors that facilitate and impede teachers' implementation of Professional Development learning in their practice: implications for school leaders.
- European Languages Day and Authentik, a Trinity campus company was awarded a European Language Label award for a new web product on the day. Dr. Ann Devitt is a director of Authentik.>>>More
- IRCSET Symposium with CareerZoo, Saturday 10th September 2012. Networking and Social Event in the Guinness Storehouse. Policy Debate - What is the Value of Investing in Researchers? Panel Chair: Dr. Patrick Geoghegan, TCD and Newstalk, Prof. Thomas N. Mitchell, Dr. Eoin O'Leary, UCC and Dr. John Walsh, TCD School of Education. >>>More
- Dr. Tom Farrelly has been awarded the first ever Doctorate of Education from Trinity College Dublin. >>>More
- A book on School Leadership was launched by Mr. Pat Cox, President of the European Movement International in Trinity College Dublin by Dr. Helen O'Sullivan and Prof. John West-Burnham. Helen O'Sullivan is a lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management in The School of Education. The book has also been highlighted in InTouch [PDF] magazine.>>>More
- Mr. Keith Johnston, ICT lecturer speaking on Newstalk with George Hook - 'School books vs. iPads', Monday 30th May 2011.